April Stone:Weaving the Black Ash Handbag Basket
Date(s) - October 21, 2019 - October 24, 2019
North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West
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The course will start with an in-depth discussion of the harvesting process, including log pounding and material storage. From there, students will try their hand at splitting using two techniques: hands and a “splitting brake,” followed by prepping our pre-selected raw materials using sharp knives, scissors and a slitting gauge. Students will construct the rim system, prep thicker splint for handles, and finally, wrap the handles with choice splint.
Note: this project requires some hand strength to complete.
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